List of Filipino Desserts: Part 3
A couple of weeks ago, we compiled the top favorite Filipino desserts of all time for you to choose from for this holiday season. The list is so long that we decided to split the article in three parts. So finally, we present you the third and last part of our top Pinoy famous desserts series.
Top Favorite Filipino Desserts
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This Filipino favorite dessert is made from grated cassava combined with sugar, water, and a little bit of lye water. The mixture is then put in a steamer for about an hour and you’re done. So simple and affordable snacks.
This dessert dish is Cebuano’s favorite snack during Holy Week. It is called ginataang halo-halo in other Philippine provinces. The dish is a combination of various ingredients such as taro, sweet potato, bananas, purple yam, jackfruit, sago, glutinous rice balls, and tapioca pearl cooked in coconut milk.
Cathedral Window Gelatin
One thing that makes this particular Filipino dessert perfect for this holiday season is its festive colors. It’s lovely, delicious, and most especially, easy to prepare.
Always listed as one of the top favorite Filipino desserts, this rice cake dish is made from sweet rice flour. Everyone is familiar with buchi as one of the biggest fast food chains in the country serves it. This sesame-covered ball is made from sweet rice flour with a sweet bean paste filling deep fried to perfection.
Brazo de Mercedes
Forget about diet because it’s hard so say no to brazo de mercedes, a type of rolled cake with creamy custard filling that just melts in your mouth. It’s not so surprising that it tastes so heavenly as making this Filipino dessert is quite challenging.
Your childhood is not complete if you have not tasted this Filipino version of the Popsicle. No wonder it’s always mentioned among top favorite Filipino desserts. Stores near schools sell this. A piece of ice candy costs just a peso and you can choose from almost every flavor (or a combination) you can imagine: chocolate, mango, orange, buko, ube, mongo, avocado, etc.
This snack dish is another famous Filipino dessert. It’s made from cassava (the other version is made from banana). The process is easy. Boil the main ingredient, then mash and mix it together with other ingredients (shredded coconut, condensed milk, salt, and butter). Then cook it. Here’s our recipe for Nilupak.
Macaroni salad is among the best sellers in every occasion in the Philippines. You typical chicken salad recipe will taste even better if combined with macaroni. You should try our macaroni salad recipe.
Buko pie is among the top favorite Filipino desserts and favorite pasalubong or present by Pinoys returning from a trip. Most great-tasting buko pies together with other sweet delicacies are found in Luzon particularly in Batangas and Laguna. The dish has a rich and creamy filling made from young coconut milk.
This particular delicious kakanin is another popular Filipino dessert made from grated cassava. The Philippines is a home to a number of cassava-based dishes, but this cassava cake is by far the most delicious of all.
This is another type of rice cake available in the country. While the ingredients are simple enough to obtain, the process is a bit laborious. But it’s all worth it as it’s delectable just like other famous Filipino desserts.